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  Norma Foley and the Department of Education have said it is their “firm intention” to hold the 2021 State exams with appropriate contingency and public health measures in place. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The possibility of holding Leaving Cert oral and practical exams online or holding them during the Easter holidays are among a number of options being(...)

Before starting secondary school, 39 per cent of young people took part in cultural activities or classes, which dropped to 23 per cent by the time they were 17. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young people preparing for the Leaving Cert are more likely to drop social and cultural activities such as music, dancing and drama classes, and spend(...)

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Did you start (back at) college in September? If you are a registered student at one of Ireland's third level institutions, click HERE (htt(...)

Leaving Cert calculated grades were introduced by the Department of Education this year due to the cancellation of exams over the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A High Court judge has overturned the Minister for Education’s refusal to consider a home-schooled Leaving Cert student for calculated grades on the b(...)

 Ali Ali, Zaid Alshareefy, Robert Hernon and Mousa Alfaleh, joined Leaving cert students protest outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert students disappointed with their calculated grades can access a final appeals process independent of the Department of Education, it has (...)

Leaving Cert students Micah Darcy and Robert Meehan, from Malahide Community School in Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Micah Darcy didn’t want to view her Leaving Cert results online because it felt too anti-climactic after several years of hard work. Instead she gave(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said the Cabinet had agreed to drop a controversial measure know as “school profiling”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CAO points for many third-level courses are likely to rise due to higher grades being offered to Leaving Cert students this year under the Government’(...)

While this year’s Leaving cert results will be somewhat better than previous years there are additional college places which may see most CAO applicants satisfied.

Since the disintegration in August of the A level results process in the four regions of the UK and Northern Ireland, there has been growing anxiety a(...)

Some 61,000 Leaving Cert students are set to receive their calculated grade results at 9am on Monday, September 7th. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Leaving Cert students are set to receive fresh details this week over how the calculated grades process has been adjusted to try to make results as fa(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley insists the calculated grades system will be ‘accurate, reliable and fair to all students’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

What just happened in the UK with calculated grades? Tens of thousands of A-level students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are set to see thei(...)

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